Schools

Schools

Programs for Schools

The Gallery’s Education Programs offer outstanding opportunities for students to engage with the Gallery’s changing exhibition program and heritage site, through lively syllabus linked exhibition tours, hands-on studio-based workshops and site visits. Each exhibition suite has an accompanying excursion program with individualized excursion itineraries also available, tailored to your students’ needs.

Contact the Gallery’s Manager of Education, Naomi McCarthy to progress your excursion enquiry and to book. naomi.mccarthy@penrith.city

Bookings essential for all school visits.

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EXCURSIONS

Primary School

Exhibition Tour and Studio Workshop: Stages 1 – 3

Primary School Excursions focus on building connections between participating students and the artworks on exhibition, developing visual literacy and extending art making skills. These student-centred programs foster critical thinking skills, cultural awareness, respect for differing opinions and increase children’s confidence to engage with the cultural landscape of their community.

Excursion Options:

  • Exhibition introduction (15 minutes) then self-guided, free. (numbers negotiable)
  • Exhibition tour (60 minutes), $7 per student (maximum 30 students)
  • Exhibition tour and in-gallery activities (90 minutes), $10 per student (maximum 30 students)
  • Half day (3 hours), Exhibition tour, in-gallery activities plus, art making in the studio. Student will use mixed media to create a layered collage artwork informed by the artists in Gifting, $20 per student (maximum 60 students)

Focus Exhibition: Gifting (7 September – 17 November 2019)

Gifting is a celebration of the original bequest and the establishment of Penrith Regional Gallery as well as gifts to Mosman Art Gallery, Bathurst Regional Art Gallery and Wollongong Art Gallery.

Students will explore the work of the following Australian artists:

  • Margo Lewers, Ralph Balson and Frank Hinder who have pursued art as a visual language based on the formal elements of painting, colour, line, shape and plane.
  • John Olsen, William Robinson, Fred Williams, Arthur Streeton and Grace Cossington Smith, some of Australia’s most well known and loved landscape painters.

Costs above exclude GST

Bookings are essential for all group visits. Please contact our Education Coordinator, Christine Ghali via phone on 4735 1100 or email christine.ghali@penrith.city to arrange your visit.


High School

Visual Arts Half Day Excursion: Stage 4 – Stage 6

High school excursions focus on engaging students with exhibition content through the language of the syllabus including artists’ practice, art history and criticism, the conceptual framework and the frames. Gallery tours are interactive and led by our specialist education staff with studio workshops informed by the material practice evident in the exhibition or inspired by the conceptual underpinning of the exhibition content.

Exhibition Tour and Studio Workshop: Stages 5 – 6

The Gallery’s Education Programs offer outstanding opportunities for students to engage with the Gallery’s changing exhibition program and heritage site, through lively, syllabus linked exhibition tours, hands-on studio-based workshops and site visits.

Excursion Options:

  • Exhibition introduction (15 minutes) then self-guided, free. (numbers negotiable)
  • Exhibition tour (60 minutes), $7 per student (maximum 30 students)
  • Exhibition tour and in-gallery activities (90 minutes), $10 per student (maximum 30 students)
  • Half day (3 hours), exhibition tour, in-gallery or in-garden activities plus, art making in the studio, $20 per student (maximum 60 students)

Special Collection linked Excursion Opportunities:

  • 45-minute Collection Area Tours, $150 (maximum 15 students)
  • In-studio viewing of selected Collection objects with art appreciation program (90 minutes), $150 (numbers negotiable)

Focus Exhibition: Gifting (7 September – 17 November 2019)

Gifting is a celebration of the original bequest and the establishment of Penrith Regional Gallery, Home of the Lewers Bequest. Drawn from our own collection as well as Mosman Art Gallery, Bathurst Regional Art Gallery and Wollongong Art Gallery. The exhibition will offer a collection of stories and ideas shared through the generosity of gifting significant art and objects to communities which have shaped and effected change.

Stage 4 students will explore the work of Australian abstract artists who have pursued the idea of art as a visual language based on the formal elements of painting, colour, line, shape and plane.
Artists include: Margo Lewers, Ralph Balson and Frank Hinder.

Stage 5 and 6 students will be introduced to artists who have been inspired by the historically charged Australian landscape.
Artists include: John Olsen, William Robinson, Fred Williams, Arthur Streeton and Grace Cossington Smith

Costs above exclude GST

Bookings are essential for all group visits. Please contact our Education Coordinator, Christine Ghali via phone on 4735 1100 or email christine.ghali@penrith.city to arrange your visit.


Home School

The Gallery offers See-Think-Make, an education program for home schooled children and their parents. The four sessions include art appreciation and art making sessions inspired by the in-situ sculptures in the Gallery’s Heritage Garden. This project is delivered by the Gallery’s education team and supported by education students from Western Sydney University.

See the event below for more information on the program which starts 19 August 2019.

To register your interest in further home school projects, please email christine.ghali@penrith.city


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